Cansford Labs Blog

Students discover Forensic Science

Posted on by James Nutt

More than 150 students attended an inspirational taster day at the University of South Wales where they learnt how forensic science applies to our everyday lives.

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Topics: Alcohol testing, Hair drug testing, News, Drug testing

20th Meeting of the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) in Brazil - 2015

Posted on by Lolita Tsanaclis

Cansford's sister company in Brazil, ChromaTox, is hosting the 20th Meeting of the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) in São Paulo in May 2015.

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Topics: Scientific Presentations, Hair drug testing, Drug testing

SoHT - Annual conference in Bordeaux

Posted on by James Nutt

Cansford Laboratories is proud to be the only UK laboratory to be presenting at the Society of Hair Testing for the second year running! Our poster, titled “Hair analysis in the workplace: global harmonisation required”, will be on show in Bordeaux from the 11-13 June 2014.
We pride ourselves on innovation and experience in the field of hair drug testing and are proud to share our knowledge with others.

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Topics: Scientific Presentations, Hair drug testing, Drug testing, Did you know?

Do you know the signs of drug and alcohol use?!

Posted on by James Nutt

Thanks to our friends at Screen4, a handy guide has been produced to help employers identify if their staff could be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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Topics: Alcohol testing, Workplace Drug Testing, Resources, Hair drug testing, Drug testing, Did you know?

Scientists that pioneered drug and alcohol abuse testing technology celebrate 21 year milestone

Posted on by James Nutt

Scientists based in Cardiff that revolutionised the drug and alcohol abuse testing techniques reach 21st year milestone

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Topics: Editorials, In the press..., Hair drug testing, News, Drug testing, Did you know?

Happy Birthday - 21 years of hair testing!

Posted on by James Nutt

The founders of Tricho Tech, and more recently Cansford Laboratories are celebrating 21 years in the field of hair drug testing, Cansford Laboratories is proud to be featured in the Western mail today.

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Topics: Editorials, In the press..., Hair drug testing, News, Drug testing, Did you know?

Time is a critical element to getting child custody cases resolved effectively without excessive costs.

Posted on by Kim Bagley

We understand the desire of government and the family court service to reduce costs and improve delivery of expert witness services. At Cansford we are very conscious that delays in getting results of testing can be very frustrating. It can lead to extra costs, as Court cases have to be put back. And worse, it can add to the trauma that children have to suffer because resolution takes so long.

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Topics: Hair drug testing, Drug testing, Drug and DNA testing

Hair test results for drugs and alcohol use - within 3 working days

Posted on by Lolita Tsanaclis

Can you afford to wait several weeks for drug results?

Cansford Laboratories will get competitively priced routine drug results to you within 3 working days as a standard service at no extra cost.

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Topics: Hair drug testing, Drug testing, Drug and DNA testing

Article on drug users who switch from ecstasy to mephedrone

Posted on by Chris Bell

An interesting article on the differences between Ecstasy and Mephedrone published by Medical Press has just been published which is worth reading. Recreational drug users who switch from ecstasy to mephedrone don't understand the dangers.

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Topics: In the press..., Hair drug testing, Drug testing

Accreditation for Drug Testing Laboratories Explained

Posted on by James Nutt

Do you really need an accredited testing laboratory?

Drug/alcohol testing laboratories do not have to be accredited in order to analyse samples, i.e., it is not a regulated industry like some regulated industries e.g. financial institutions are regulated by the financial services authority.

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Topics: Hair drug testing, Accreditation, Drug testing